Meeting Jesus – Week 2

“I am the vine and you are the branches.“– John 15:5   My Dear Friends in Christ, You’d probably know the painting by Norwegian Expressionist, Edvard Munch. One of the most iconic images in art, it’s also entered pop culture through countless memes. Entitled “The Scream,” it depicts an ambiguous figure in agony, mouth agapeContinue reading “Meeting Jesus – Week 2”

Palm Sunday

“Jesus emptied himself…”– Philippians 2:7 My Dear Friends in Christ, It’s an overwhelming Gospel reading. It is filled with strong historical characters involved in dramatic actions. It’s an uncomfortable Gospel dealing with violence and brutality, persecution, and hatred. Even sanitized, it is gruesome and graphic, both about the physical violence and about human nature. It’sContinue reading “Palm Sunday”